The opening of the exhibition Medieval Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum: When the English spoke French
The official opening reception for the exhibition Medieval Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum: When the English spoke French took place on Thursday 29 June at The Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine. The event was attended by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, special cultural advisor to The Al Thani Collection Foundation, Marie Lavandier, President of the Centre des monuments nationaux, and Sir Nicholas Coleridge, Chairman of the V&A Trustees.
The exhibition is organised by The Al Thani Collection Foundation and the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum. It presents more than 70 singular masterpieces of medieval art together in Paris for the first time, highlighting the complex and interdependent relationship of England and Continental Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Comprising sculpture, textiles, ceramics, ivories, manuscript illumination, metalwork, jewellery, and enamelled and stained glass, the exhibition includes many of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s most remarkable works of art including the Gloucester Candlestick, the Becket Casket, the Clare Chasuble and the Luck of Edenhall.
The exhibition opened to the public on Friday 30 June 2023 and is on view until 7 January 2024. More details can be found here.